The immediate reaction of German POWs upon watching uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.
People often forget that most of the German troops had no idea about what was going on, they weren’t all fanatic Nazis bent on genocide, they were just regular soldiers who answered the call when their country went to war.
THANK YOU SO MUCH OMG
NO NO NO NO
FUCK THIS SHIT
THE GERMAN CITIZENS KNEW
The ghettos happened in cities, the apartheid laws happened under their noses, Jews were rounded up under their noses THEY FUCKING KNEW
Death camps and concentration camps were built WITHIN CITY LIMITS. Auschwitz, for example, is well within the city, and people take fucking strolls under its walls. I was fucking THERE, don’t even. The Polish knew, the Germans knew, it was LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE not to know. It’s even in the historical record, it’s even in fucking civilian diaries, THEY KNEW.
I AM SO FUCKING SICK OF THIS REVISIONIST BULLSHIT.
Sorry not sorry, German apologists, but what you’re seeing in this photo isn’t shock, it’s guilt. Richly deserved, completely merited GUILT. So take your, “Aw, those innocent little German soldiers, poor babies,” revisionist shit and shove it back up your collective ass.
We studied this exact issue in one of my history classes. They definitely knew. Ordinary Germans knew but that’s what propaganda and a desperate attempt to hold onto nationalism does to you. You actually delude yourself into thinking you’re not seeing what’s happening right in front of you. You delude yourself into thinking your hands aren’t just as bloody.
Also notice how only a minor few actually look shaken. The rest are pretty coldly looking on. We don’t know if this is remorse or fear of retribution or any number of things. I don’t think there’s really a need to tell anyone to shove anything up any of his/her orifices, but these aren’t ordinary German citizens, either. They’re soldiers, and they knew.
Anyone have a source for this picture?